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Posted on January 16, 2018

This new iTech Solutions Group service sets global customer security standards and increases the overall level of transparency on cybersecurity for IBM i customers.

Posted on January 15, 2018

The Spectre (Variant 1 & 2) and Meltdown (Variant 3) threats that target speculative execution on all CPU’s will affect IBM Power7, Power7+, Power8, and Power9 systems and IBM has stated that it will have firmware patches for Power Systems available but does not state if its patches will cover all three variants of the vulnerabilities. IBM has not issued fixes for Power6, Power6+, and Power7 systems.

Posted on November 21, 2017

Who among us hasn’t been concerned about the Equifax breach and the subsequent fraudulent verification site? Remember a couple of years ago when Target and Home Depot POS systems were hacked within weeks of each other and during the holidays? I spent so much time without my credit and debit cards I actually was forced to regress into using cash (gasp!) at physical stores to complete Christmas shopping. It was not a heartwarming holiday experience to say the least especially in the grip of a typical New York December.

Posted on September 6, 2017

Mother Nature has been letting us know that she is in charge lately. With Hurricane Harvey’s recent destruction in Texas, we are reminded of how important it is to be prepared for a disaster. Today, Hurricane Irma is threatening Florida and we felt that now is the time for companies to be sure that they are prepared in the event of a disaster. As a result, we have created a guide with 25 steps to help ensure that you are prepared before a disaster strikes.

Posted on August 21, 2017

We’ve recently written about how important it is to keep your IBM i current with OS releases and PTF’s in order to ensure that your system is secure, available and performing at its peak. Through years of working with customers

Posted on June 12, 2017

IBM i 7.1 is going to be headed for the IBM i support graveyard very soon.  IBM recently announced that IBM i 7.1 will be end of life on April 30, 2018, which means it’s time to move to 7.2

Posted on April 4, 2017

If you believe your IBM i is 100% secure from attacks both inside and outside the firewall, then you are probably at risk. Many companies are under a false sense of security that their data is safe just because it

Posted on February 1, 2017

The use of Managed Services are predicted to continue to increase in 2017. Companies are realizing that focusing on what they do best can provide them with a competitive edge. This is especially true in IT. Whether you want to

Posted on May 10, 2016

This is part 4 of a 4 part series on the new IBM i 7.3 Upgrade. See the first posts in this series below: Part 1: Power6 & LAN Console Part 2: Increase the Licensed Internal Code space & Required PTFs Part 3: IBM i NetServer Shared Printer Changes & Secure

Posted on May 3, 2016

This is part 3 of a 4 part series on the new IBM i 7.3 Upgrade. Links to the rest of the series are listed a the bottom of this article. 5. IBM i NetServer Shared Printer Changes NetServer Shared Printers

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